We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.@Isaiah 26:1

From the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781, number 20.

Irish melody from A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, by S. Powell (Dublin, 1749) (🔊 pdf nwc).

How glorious Sion’s courts appear,
The city of our God!
His throne He hath established here
Here fixed His loved abode.

Its wall, defended by His grace
No power shall e’er o’erthrow,
Salvation is its bulwark sure
Against th’ assailing foe.

Lift up the everlasting gates,
The doors wide open fling;
Enter, ye nations, who obey
The statutes of our king.

Here shall ye taste unmingled joys,
And dwell in perfect peace,
Ye, who have known Jehovah’s name,
And trusted in His grace.

Trust in the Lord, forever trust,
And banish all your fears;
Strength in the Lord Jehovah dwells
Eternal as His years.

What though the wicked dwell on high,
His arm shall bring them low;
Low as the caverns of the grave
Their lofty heads shall bow.

Along the dust shall then be spread
Their towers, that brave the skies:
On them the needy’s feet shall tread,
And on their ruins rise.